Andy Rubin didn’t spend much time talking about Motorola’s Honeycomb tablet; instead he used the slate to preview the incoming update for Google Maps for Mobile 5.0. The new version adds dynamic map building with building outlines for 100 cities at launch, new multitouch gestures including two-finger tilt & rotate, and offline caching for common routes and searches.

Only certain Android devices will support all the features of Google Maps for Mobile 5.0, which is due out in the next few days. The Nexus One, apparently, lacks the multitouch support for rotating the views; the full list of supported handsets is below.

  • Galaxy S
  • Droid
  • Droid X
  • Droid 2
  • Droid Incredible
  • Evo
  • Nexus S
  • G2


  1. I love these totally unattributed, supposedly authoritative lists like this. I call BS, the Nexus One will have this at the same time every other 2.x phone will.

  2. Why do people still think the N1 is this bomb phone? It is two years old and is in no way even close to par with the EVO or even the G2. If Google says that it won’t run the vector based app because of multitouch issues then it is so. I mean it was the developers phone for three years.


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